Feeding the Hungry Along the Shoreline

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get helpThe Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries is an interfaith service that provides food and fellowship to those in need and educates our community on hunger and poverty.

My name is Lisa Urso, and I am a teacher at John Winthrop Middle School in Deep River.  As the chair of the committee that runs our annual fundraiser, the Walk-a-Thon, I am writing to share some good news with you.
On October 14th, John Winthrop held its Walk-a-Thon, an event where students raise money to help fund their annual field trips.  For this event, students also have the option of contributing a portion of their funds raised to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen.
This year, John Winthrop students have raised $1,622 dollars from the Walk-a-Thon for the Shoreline Soup Kitchen.  This total is approximately 13% of the total funds we raised overall from the Walk-a-Thon.  I must emphasize that students contributed this money on their own, and were under no obligation to do so.
A driver from the Shoreline Soup Kitchens picked up the boxes that we have assembled for the food drive.  I also presented a check, to the driver, for $1,622, with the money going to the Shoreline Soup Kitchen.
Lisa Urso
Spanish/French Teacher
John Winthrop Middle School
Deep River, CT  06417

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Team Millennium, a synchronized skating team which is part of the renowed Hayden Synchronized Skating Teams, organized a food drive at the 2010 Holidays on Ice Show in Cromwell, CT. 

OLD SAYBROOK, CT – (March 10, 2011) – The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce proudly presented the 15th Annual Guilford Savings Bank Chili-Fest, Saturday March 5, 2011.  The community-wide celebration of chili consisted of 29 chefs serving their secret recipes along Main Street.  Chefs included local restaurants, business owners and community organizations.  Nearly 1,000 ballots were sold and the top vote getters enjoyed bragging rights and a donation to their designated charity.  Net proceeds from the event fund the C. Wilfred Hunter Memorial Scholarship, presented annually by the Chamber to area students and adults.  According to Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Judy Sullivan, “Over 20,000 samples of chili were distributed to tasters young and old.  Whether you were a chef, host, taster or the person with the tums, a great event was enjoyed by all!”

The Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors Community Relations Committee successfully conducted its Annual Community Benefit Raffle and Bazaar and raised $500 to fund SSKP's purchase of low cost food from the Gemma Moran Food Bank to support the pantry program.
For more information about the Eastern Connecticut Associationof Realtors, Inc., click here:  www.easternrealtors.com.
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